Mediterranean Spain Bottles:
2007 Wrongo Dongo ($8)
The name is ridiculous and might embarrass anyone bringing this bottle to a fancy dinner party, but the wine itself is inarguably fun to drink. Made from the Monastrell grape variety, it’s got lots of lively blackberry flavor and a plump, juicy texture.
2007 Bodegas Luzon Luzon Verde ($9)
The warm climate of Jumilla is ideal for robust, spicy reds like this one, from one of the region’s best-known producers. It’s loaded with sweet raspberry and black pepper notes.
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2007 Masies d’Avinyo Abadal ($10)
An unusual blend of Cabernet Franc and Tempranillo, this red from the obscure (in the U.S., at least) Pla de Bages region combines the strengths of both grape varieties almost seamlessly. The resulting wine has deep raspberry and red-cherry fruit and a hint of black tea.